Embodied Computation Lab at Princeton University Building, New Jersey Higher Education Architecture, USA

Embodied Computation Lab Princeton University Building

New Jersey Academic Development, United States of America design by The Living

post updated Mar 30, 2021 ; Jun 15, 2017

Embodied Computation Lab Princeton University Building, NJ

New higher education building for Princeton University

Design: The Living, Architects

Commissioned by Princeton University, the Embodied Computation Lab is a simple but futuristic building hosting research on the future of buildings. Just as biologists use an electron microscope to study organisms, architects will use our structure to study buildings and construction systems.

Princeton University Embodied Computation Lab | www.e-architect.com

The building will be a model for new sustainability and low-carbon features, including extremely low embodied energy through a unique structure and envelope made of local timber.

Princeton University Embodied Computation Lab | www.e-architect.com

The small site has a history of architectural innovation, including Buckminster Fuller’s first Geosphere. The new building will be an “open source building”—specifically designed to be rewritten and to evolve over time. The project includes a flexible plan, an “incomplete” open frame to host new envelope systems, a “quick release” facade system to allow swapping and testing of different panels, and a mechanical system with sensors and “plug-and-play” equipment and heat sources.

Princeton University Embodied Computation Lab | www.e-architect.com

An open, flexible layout allows for reconfiguration of classroom, workshop, robotic equipment, testing, and exhibition space. Research will include automated construction, embedded sensors, feedback systems, geothermal wells, energy harnessing, and wall and roof prototypes. Projects will involve interdisciplinary collaboration between architects, engineers, computer scientists, and artists.

Princeton University Embodied Computation Lab | www.e-architect.com

Location: Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Date: 2016
Architects: The Living
Client: Princeton University School of Architecture
General Contractor: Epic Management Inc.

New Jersey higher education building development information / images from The Chicacgo Athenaeum

Location: Princeton University, New Jersey, USA

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